The 10-man rotation, starring the unique resolution to the Morris twins' contract negotiation

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Markieff (left) and Marcus Morris might need a refresher on how Instagram works. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Markieff (left) and Marcus Morris might need a refresher on how Instagram works. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.

C: Bright Side of the Sun. From Phoenix Suns Media Day, Dave King relays the story of how the team re-upped twin brothers Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris to four-year contract extensions: "With the agreement of managing partner Robert Sarver and GM Ryan McDonough, [president of basketball operations Lon Babby] offered a total of $52 million over 4 years to the brothers as a package deal, and asked them to split it how they wanted."

PF: Charlotte Observer. Rick Bonnell takes a look at all the work the Charlotte Hornets have put into breaking down and rebuilding Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's busted jumper: "'Does it feel that different? Well, it’s going in a lot more,' Kidd-Gilchrist said with a big grin."

SF: The Starters. Sure, you could stop with just Marcin Gortat and Martell Webster when identifying the Washington Wizards as brands of sexual chocolate, but if you did, you wouldn't be Trey Kerby.

SG: Heat.com. Good stuff from Couper Moorhead on how "flex four" Josh McRoberts — who, as I wrote earlier this summer, was sort of a weird combination of a stretch four and a point forward for the Charlotte Bobcats last year — could represent the Miami Heat's best chances of maintaining a top-10 offense in the aftermath of LeBron James' departure.

PG: The New Republic. Christopher Beam has more details on that Chinese play starring Stephon Marbury: "For a show named after Marbury, starring Marbury, 'I Am Marbury' actually contains very little Marbury […] Marbury is less a character in the show than an idea, i.e., that underdogs can triumph."

6th: Waiting for Next Year. A fun graphic-inspired breakdown of the game of Dion Waiters, who may be the wild card for the championship-hopeful Cleveland Cavaliers.

7th: Denver Post. Amid media-day optimism in Colorado, Benjamin Hochman sees some familiar dark skies hovering over the Denver Nuggets: "Once again, we're hearing that a Ty Lawson-Gallinari-Faried nucleus can win a playoff series. Once again, this is the season Denver takes a step up."

8th: The Triangle. Zach Lowe on how the 2011 collective bargaining agreement created conditions that make establishing and maintaining continuity borderline impossible in today's NBA, and what that means for teams trying to open, and keep open, title-competing windows.

9th: USA TODAY Sports. Sam Amick takes a ride with Kevin Durant, and the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player opens up — about free agency, about all the "come back to D.C." talk, about building something with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and more — in a way we've rarely seen over the years. (The cutting-room floor material wasn't half-bad, either.)

10th: Detroit News. Vincent Goodwill talks at length with Stan Van Gundy about how the heck he's going to juggle the "nine guys who very fairly consider themselves starters" on the Detroit Pistons, headlined by the seemingly ill-fitting frontcourt troika of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith.

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